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  • Top 10 rented films on BFI Player in 2014

    An alien, a nun and a nymphomaniac battled it out for the most popular film on BFI Player – but did any of them take the the top spot?


    Friday 19 December 2014

    Lists

  • 100 years of Christmas on BFI Player

    Christmas has come early! Dive into a grotto of free archive Christmas films.

    Peter Hill
    Friday 19 December 2014

    Lists

  • Why I love ... Attack the Block

    Mixing wit, social conscience and action thrills, Attack the Block is a bracingly original alien invasion film that keeps its feet firmly on the streets of ‘Broken Britain’ even as it warns us to watch the skies.

    Dylan Cave
    Friday 19 December 2014

    Features

  • Did Stanley Kubrick invent the iPad?

    Read the futuristic headlines for a New York Times app that Kubrick commissioned for the ‘Newspad’ in 2001: A Space Odyssey, a slimline computer that eerily predicts the modern tablet.

    Samuel Wigley
    Thursday 18 December 2014

    Features

  • 10 great American musicals of the 1950s

    When it comes to film musicals, there was perhaps never a better time and place than Hollywood in the 1950s, with each year bringing new feasts of song, colour and dance. As Guys and Dolls returns to cinemas nationwide, here’s our guide to the 10 best places to start.

    Chris Fennell
    Thursday 18 December 2014

    Lists

  • Meet our new BFI Flare programmer

    Jay Bernard has joined the programming team on BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival.


    Tuesday 16 December 2014

    Announcements

  • Why I love ... Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    A first encounter with Steven Spielberg’s wondrous alien-contact epic in a local cinema in 1978 led BFI National Archive curator John Oliver to return four more times in the following weeks – and the thrill of this most moving of sci-fi films remains today.

    John Oliver
    Tuesday 16 December 2014

    Features

  • Top 10 bestselling BFI DVDs of 2014

    Leopards, ghosts, samurai and giant lizards dominate the top spots in this year-end chart of our most popular DVDs and Blu-ray releases.


    Monday 15 December 2014

    Features

  • The LGBT film highlights of 2014

    It was a great year for gay men on the big screen, but lesbians and trans people may have to wait until 2015 for more exciting representation.

    Alex Davidson
    Monday 15 December 2014

    Features

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